Vol. 7, Issue 1, July 5, 2018
Hamilton's Labour Market Connection
Your weekly news & updates from WPH!
In this week's edition: What employment opportunities will the LRT bring to Hamilton?; Employers: Register now for McMaster's Fall Career Fair; Retraction regarding the Smoke-Free Ontario Act.
Moving with the times: A guide to employment opportunities through the LRT
Construction on Hamilton's Light Rail Transit is set to begin in 2019 with service starting to the community in 2024! This huge construction project will create jobs in the different phases of the project, including planning, construction, and operation and maintenance.

During construction there will be approximately 3500 jobs created and another 300 jobs to deliver regular operations and maintenance.

With this in mind, Workforce Planning Hamilton has created an easy to use guide that shares information on the occupations that will be required to build and maintain Hamilton's LRT.

The guide highlights the types of jobs available, and the competencies and training necessary to be successful in a career in these fields.

Included are full career guides for 20 of the most in-demand occupations for the LRT, complete with a job description, wage information and training and education information.

Employers: Register to be part of McMaster's Fall Career Fair

The Fair takes place on Thursday, September 20, 2018, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.at the David Braley Athletic Centre.

Year over year, McMaster’s Fall Career Fair has been a destination for recruiters seeking to connect with today’s top talent. Attracting upwards of 1,600 students from across all six Faculties, the Fair has built a reputation with employers as one of the best organized and attended career fairs on a university campus.

Early Bird Registration is open on OSCARplus
Register before July 27 and save $50.00!

Be part of the career and employment conversation #HireMcMaster #HireBrighter
Retraction regarding the Smoke-Free Ontario Act changes affecting workplaces 
Please note there has been a retraction regarding the information provided about the changes to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017.

The provincial government has advised that changes to the Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2017 (SFOA) expected to come into effect on July 1, 2018 are being paused to give the new government the opportunity to review the new regulations related to vaping. The Province will work with the public, experts and businesses to undertake this review.   Changes to the SFOA were intended to prohibit smoking of medical cannabis and the use of electronic cigarettes (including those containing medical cannabis) in the same areas where tobacco smoking is already prohibited. 

The Smoke-Free Ontario Act, 2006 remains in place and smoking tobacco in enclosed public places and workplaces (including work vehicles) is prohibited. 

If there are any concerns or questions, please send an email to [email protected] or call the Tobacco Hotline at 905-540-5566.
Labour Force Information, Hamilton -
May 2018
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